Southwest Colorado Pavement Marking

Project Complete!

This project involved painting 6-inch striping over existing pavement markings on both asphalt and concrete pavement types. These new white and yellow markings match existing pavement lines. Work was completed in early August 2023.

The project work consisted of regionwide striping at various locations along several highways: US  24, US 50, US 160, US 285, CO 291, US 491 and US 550.

Project Benefits

  • By completing yearly maintenance on highway pavement markings, we are able to preserve the safety and integrity of our highways.
  • Maintaining the reflectivity on highway center lines and edge lines, helps guide the traveling public, especially at night and during inclement weather conditions.

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $2 million
  • Contractor: Straight Stripe Inc.
  • Timeline: May to August 2023
  • Locations:
    • US 160
      Mile Points: 0-236
      Counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Mineral, Rio Grande and Alamosa 
    • US 491
      MPs: 26-36
      County: Montezuma
    • US 550
      MPs: 0-117
      Counties: La Plata, San Juan, Ouray and Montrose 
    • US 24
      MPs: 193-226
      County: Chaffee
    • US 50
      MPs: 165-241
      Counties: Gunnison and Chaffee
    • US 285
      MPs: 126-148
      County: Chaffee
    • CO 291
      MPs: 0-9
      County: Chaffee